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"Related Searches" - please come back!
I need them on some (not all) of my pages
PolishGuy




msg:1423689
 8:53 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

hi peoplez!

don't hate me for this, but I really would like to have "Related Searches" back! I don't even want any revenue from Google from these searches!

It should be some switch in the banner code that switches this "Related searches" on and off (by default: off).

Rationale: I am so passionate abuot some topics I cover on my web sites that I would actualy want people to have ability to carry out these related searches from my site, instead of going to google or MSN or Y!.

anybody out there feels the same!? if yes join me in this thread so maybe Google will bring related searches back! (of course on optional basis, not as "Google way, or no way" proposition)

 

Visit Thailand




msg:1423690
 8:57 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Forgive me but why on earth would you want Related Searches back unless on certain terms you were top in the SERPS?

Anyway Google will bring back Related Searches but is not clear yet whether it will be opt in or out.

But I doubt you will be able to select certain pages.

PolishGuy




msg:1423691
 9:01 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


Forgive me but why on earth would you want Related Searches back unless on certain terms you were top in the SERPS?

visit-thailand, pardon me but the term "altruism" says something to you? As I said I am so passionate about some issues that I would like people to look at these issues also through other people's web sites! Also I am confident enough that my content is good and unique that they will come back.

and it does not matter if my given site is on top or not - in this case yes, it is on top - it is nr 5 in Google when you enter the related keywords but I don't care about it - it is secondary in this site.

Don't you people understand that for some content publishers like myself AdSense is not only about money but also (or even more so) about possibility to give readers more choices and more help?

Visit Thailand




msg:1423692
 9:10 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes altruism I understand. But I dnot not understand the rest.

If you want to add related searches why not simply do a search on that term and add the links manually. That way the ad is the ad and the links are the links. No confusion and you will be helping everyone.

thewebboy




msg:1423693
 9:59 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Any idea where I can get "related searches" data from anywhere?

PolishGuy




msg:1423694
 10:13 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


If you want to add related searches why not simply do a search on that term and add the links manually. That way the ad is the ad and the links are the links. No confusion and you will be helping everyone.

you must be kidding me! the whole idea and advantage of AdSense is, that things are done automatically.

[edited by: Laisha at 2:51 pm (utc) on Aug. 10, 2003]
[edit reason] Violation of TOS #4. [/edit]

NeedScripts




msg:1423695
 10:18 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry but your proposal is rubbish.

I guess there are others who would like to say the same.. but to your post.

I guess... if you really want this, then why not impliment yourself.. it is not hard.. and if I am not wrong.. then google is already working on this option, so hold your horses and I am sure you will get your chance to very use same feature for which you have called google "evil",ut o well...

I think Google send out letter to all publishers... that they are working on this feature with more options - so good luck using it :)

NS

PolishGuy




msg:1423696
 10:21 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


google is already working on this option, so hold your horses and I am sure you will get your chance to very use same feature for which you have called google "evil",ut o well...

it was evil for some of my web sites, but for some other of my web sites this "Related searches" option is pure heaven!

Anyway now if I use skyscraper at some pages and Google finds only 2 or 3, not 4 Ads, then it is showing empty space! It does not look good. Therefore I would like to add related searches for certain pages for 2 reasons: altruism (but must be automatic, I am not going to spend time to analyze content - it must do Google), filling out the empty space.

Visit Thailand




msg:1423697
 10:27 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Polish Guy - Are you a one man show? I feel sorry for any staff (if you have them) that come to you with an idea.

All your posts seem to be I want this now, as if Google and everyone else owes you something.

One could blame it on English ability but your English ability seems to be just fine.

Funny.... but then again maybe I am just evil.

PolishGuy




msg:1423698
 10:34 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


All your posts seem to be I want this now, as if Google and everyone else owes you something.

Excuse me but I am a customer of Google and Google is my customer too. I feel respect for Google and that is why I never block any URLs, even if they are anti-targetting (placing ads to content contrary/competitive to the content I present), but I am also Google's customer and in the case you have not noticed "Customer is King", so much as "Content is King".

Don't tell me I don't have rights to demand anything from google! If Google would not place "Ads by Google" link - it is a free advertising for google at my cost (google pays nothing for clicks on "Ads by Google"), then maybe you could be right. But in this situation you are not.

seaboy




msg:1423699
 12:13 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Polish Guy - just 2 days ago you must have posted at least 20 times about how Google was evil, and at one point I believe you compared them to Hitler, all because of the related searches...and now you are asking (demanding!) for them back?
If you are a typical 'customer' then I pity the poor guys at Google who are trying to keep the customers happy!

PolishGuy




msg:1423700
 12:19 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


all because of the related searches...and now you are asking (demanding!) for them back?

With time comes reflection and contemplation. And now, after the dust has settled and second thoughts has come, I realized that for some, not all of my web sites I would find these "Related Searches" useful.

Not related searches were evil, but the lack of possibility to switch them (selectively for each web site separately - in the code of the banner) off and on...

Chndru




msg:1423701
 5:44 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

hmm..someone here is trying to gain notorious fame, and i am not naming anyone here :-)

RobbieD




msg:1423702
 6:55 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Polish Guy - Are you a one man show? I feel sorry for any staff (if you have them) that come to you with an idea.

Pure humor! lol

Rearden




msg:1423703
 8:12 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

pardon me but the term "altruism" says something to you?

Ahhh yes, it sure does. It's only about the most irrational doctrine there is! But philosophical rantings aside, I could have sworn you were screaming bloody murder about Google putting those related searches online a few days ago?

If you feel so passionate about driving traffic away from your website, why not make links to other sites your visitors would like? That should satisfy your altruistic inclinations by sending some PR their way, too.

Or even better yet, find out what the other websites offer that yours doesn't, and use that info to make your own site superior to theirs.

PolishGuy




msg:1423704
 8:57 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


Ahhh yes, it sure does. It's only about the most irrational doctrine there is! But philosophical rantings aside, I could have sworn you were screaming bloody murder about Google putting those related searches online a few days ago?

yes, but only because it was not optional but "Google way, or no way"! If "Related Searches" would be optional (by default: switched off, switchable in the code of the banner and not in one central place) then I would never ever say anything bad about them.


If you feel so passionate about driving traffic away from your website, why not make links to other sites your visitors would like? That should satisfy your altruistic inclinations by sending some PR their way, too.

because I don't believe my own judgement - I want software (Google) to analyze given page and generate appriorate "Related searches" links. You wouldn't believe how creative such software can be...


Or even better yet, find out what the other websites offer that yours doesn't, and use that info to make your own site superior to theirs.

sorry, but I have found it out long ago. My commercial web sites are doing just that - offering something original that competing web sites (usually) don't.

But the "Related searches" links I would like to activate for my altruistic web sites, not for commercial. One of my altruistic web sites is already changing the human kind in a ways you will be able to understand in years to come. And it is number 5 search result in Google if you give the key words denoting the area of interest of this web site. Before AdSense my altruism was weakly motivated (help the human kind and get highest position in Google search), but now thanks to AdSense and the feeling that I can provide more value to readers (links to advertisers and soon - Related Searches), I will put more effort into this human kind changing web site and I will try to reach position 3 in Google by the end of this year. In this way AdSense is changing human kind too. Isn't that great?

RobbieD




msg:1423705
 12:24 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I run my own search engine so "rated searches" are out for me unless I get paid for them :)

swa66




msg:1423706
 9:19 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you want to link to a search on google, and assuming you know the relevant keywords for your site ...
you can easily link to

[google.com...]

Should you want more keywords, join them together with "+"

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